Sunday, September 18, 2011

Summer at a quick glance

Long time no post.... so what have we been up to?.... Well here is a very quick snap shot of our very fun, friend & family filled, summer.

Camping on Mount Graham over Labor Day.

Sammy-Head Graduates from Physician Assistant School!

Steven, Callie, and I took a mini vac while up for the graduation and went to Mesa children's museum!

Callie started gymnastics, and loves it!

We took a visit to the Trujillo's after Steven's work conference ended.

We laid back with our friends Arry and Lilly at the resort pool while Dad went to his conference

Uncle Ben joined us for a week!

Celebrated the 4th of July in Heber!

Made a bazzillion piggy pops for enrichment

Loved the Crandell family reunion and wore the kids out with pool, build a bear, and pedicures.

I know this is not summer, but Callie loved her Easter as well. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Callie is 2 years old!

Today Callie is officially 2 years old! We actually celebrated conference weekend, because most of the family was around, but Callie still loved it! We ate hot dogs, chips, and ice cream cake... some of her most favorite food! Afterwards, we blew bubbles and turned on the bubble of her favorite activities! She loved the toys, bubbles, and food, but especially running around with her little cousins.

Blessings...Not Enough Room to Receive

2 weeks ago, March 29 we were blessed beyond imagination when an emergency occurred. That evening I had begun a second miscarriage. Unlike the previous miscarriage, this was unfortunately more complicated. I began hemorrhaging, collapsing to the ground, and nearly going into hypovolemic shock. Steven rushed me to the Emergency Room, where I was started on IV fluids and transfused with 2 units of blood, and where they attempted to unsuccessfully manually remove the clots (during a birth or miscarriage, if all of the materials of conception do not successfully come out or come out in pieces, then the mother will continue to bleed...potentially bleeding to death.) Fortunately, the a surgery team just happened to be at the hospital and they were able to perform an emergency D & C (Dilation and Curettage). I was kept over night, due to loss of blood, but was discharged the next day with no complications, just instructions to take it easy for a couple of weeks.

So Blessings. Things could have happened so differently, but we were blessed beyond measure. First, Steven returned home from Home Teaching shortly after the hemorrhaging began and with assistants from Sam and Lacy, was able to get me to the hospital right away. It makes me cringe to think what the results could have been if this had started at any other time when Steven was not home. Second, the emergency team just happened to be at the hospital to quickly be able to get me in for surgery. Third, I am married to an amazing man who was there to hold my hand and be the support I needed. Fourth, We had help from so many people afterwards during the recovery. Amber, my 16 week pregnant sister, drove all of the way from Mesa that morning with an ice-cooler full of groceries and filled my fridge and cupboards. She not only did this, but cooked and provided materials for yummy meals as well. Lacy (my sister-in-law) and Melissa Welker took Callie for several days do play and provided meals also. Many others provided more food, treats, flowers, and support. We really were blessed beyond measure. We eventually had to start turning people down who offered assistance because we were given so much help. Thank you everyone for your support and help through this crazy time in our lives, and a successful recovery.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trujillo Family Vacation

Last week Poppy took all 18 of the ENTIRE Trujillo family on a week long cruise to the Caribbean. It was not hard know that we were all with the same group in our matching spiffy new shirts.

My favorite Stop was Libadee, a private island off of Haiti.

The kids were just able to play, play, play, in the water for hours.

Katlyn made a beautiful sand Mermaid.

We had a nice line up of fine looking men, and a Katlyn, with some fine looking beach bods.

Next stop was Jaimaca. Love the Jaimacan people.

Then came Grand Cayman. We loved snorkeling and swimming with the sting rays and all of the underwater creatures of the crystal clear Cayman waters.

Callie wanted a Mermaid, but it turned out that after Katlyn decided that the redheaded green mermaid was her favorite, Callie had nothing to do with the blond pink mermaid I had chosen for her that matched her room perfectly. I did not realize this until I took the red headed doll away, and she teared up like I had broken her little heart to pieces. Needless to say, we got her the redhead doll, which she still loves.

Next came Cozumel, an island off of Mexico. We were so blessed to luck out with free tickets to the Mayan ruins, from 2 sweet women who were unable to get a refund.